Subaru has teamed up with Toyota to develop the new 2023 Subaru Solterra, making it a compact electric crossover. The new Solterra will be mechanically and visually similar to the upcoming Toyota PZ4X. However, Solterra is not only easy to say, but also delivers exact Subaru styles. Aside from many standard driver assistance features and impressive off-road capability, the SUV is claimed to be able to travel 220 miles on electric power. Right now, the 2023 Subaru Solterra and bZ4X may not have many competitors in the non-luxury compact SUV segment, but next year they could always change quickly.
2023 Subaru Solterra Expected updates
The crossover is scheduled to be Subaru‘s first electric ride in 2023, and is due to go on sale sometime in 2022. Right now, the base will be set at around $37,000, but the numbers are still rough numbers as there’s no confirmation from Toyota net.
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2023 Subaru Solterra power and performance
Since the 2023 Subaru Solterra will be all-electric, it will be delivered as an all-wheel drive with two electric motors developing 215 hp and 248 Nm of torque. The SUV comes with four drive modes: Normal, Eco, X Mode and Power, and they define the way power is sent to the engine. The different modes are intended to provide more comfort during different conditions and situations, such as uneven terrain or slippery conditions. It has a special technology that adjusts the power of each wheel independently. You can take Solterra on an off-road adventure. It comes with 8.3 inches of ground clearance, along with grip control, which is basically cruise control at low speeds. Steering wheel pedals allow for adjustable regenerative braking.
Subaru doesn’t say anything about the battery pack or its capacity, but they are confident that a single charge can cover more than 220 miles. In fact, they say the Solterra is fairly compatible with DC fast chargers and has the ability to charge in less than an hour.
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2023 Subaru Solterra Interior
Expect to find a raised (center) console with a seemingly rotating gear knob, along with a large touchscreen infotainment display and a highly mounted digital instrument cluster. The cabin has an airy atmosphere, thanks to the panoramic sunroof, large side windows and steeply pitched windshield. The cabin has its own aesthetic appearance due to the combination of attractive and attractive decorations. SUVs have several storage containers, including the large one; It is located under the center console. Traveling with the Solterra is fun, especially with its generous 30 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded.
For the infotainment system, the touchscreen is 12.3 inches, which is more than enough for a better view. It comes with a standard wireless phone charger, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. You can control your HVAC system remotely using your smartphone app. Driver assistance and safety technology includes 360-degree camera technology, high beam headlights (automatic), Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking.
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2023 Subaru Solterra Price and release date
As mentioned earlier, the 2023 Subaru Solterra base is likely to sell for around $37,000. It’s also likely that the price will not be far behind the Toyota bZ4X, which is expected to start at at least $30,000. Not to mention there’s no more information on trim levels and features, so it’s hard to pin down the price.